Specialist, Housing Affairs (Flushing)

Center for Court Innovation in Flushing, NY

  • Industry: Government - Administrative And Operational Support
  • Type: Full Time
  • $64,580.00 - 104,060.00
position filled

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center is a project of the Center for Court Innovation. The Justice Center works to reduce crime and the use of incarceration in Brownsville while restoring faith in the justice system and strengthening the local community. The Justice Center is dedicated to building multiple off-ramps for local residents who come into contact with the justice system. The Center provides educational, occupational, social, and health services at nearly every stage of the justice processfrom arrest through prosecution, sentencing, and aftercare.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center is seeking a Specialist of Housing Affairs. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Specialist of Housing Affairs provides case management to help prevent evictions, and help people to maintainor obtainstable housing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Organize and staff community workshops and legal clinics;
  • Attend all community meetings, including but not limited to: Community Board 16, 73rd Precinct Council, PSA2, and housing tenant association meetings, and report back toJustice Center staff,as well as provide updates on Justice Center events to the community during these meetings;
  • Maintain communications with community organizations, elected officials, and stakeholders;
  • Assist with the daily operations of the Housing Resource Center;
  • Work collaboratively and develop relations with on- and off-site partners including: office of court administration, NYCHA, and HRA;
  • Assist in the developing of new initiatives to improve conditions and quality of life in and around NYCHA, and other housing in the Brownsville community;
  • Conduct and oversee social service needs assessments of tenants;
  • Maintain proper tracking of caseloads using DYCD's database, Capricorn;
  • Represent the Housing Resource Center in court, on the record, provide updates on the record, and ensure correct information is provided as needed;
  • Model and facilitate creative problem solving;
  • Actively maintain a work culture conducive to innovation and team-building;
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have a high school degree or a minimum of 3 years in a related area, preferably in a housing-related field. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community.

    Compensation: Salary range starts at $38,000 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

    The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    Associated topics: administrative, administrative and operational support, administrative assistant, administrative assistant i, administrative assistant iv, administrative staff, administrative support, executive assistant, helper, operational

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